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Region 8

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FEMA Region 8 office, located in Denver, Colorado oversees federal emergency management for 29 Tribal Nations and the following states:

FEMA In Your Community Stories

FEMA Region 8 staff are working every day to support our six states and 29 tribal nations.  We provide needed support to communities that have suffered from disasters, but there are also numerous other activities you may not even know that FEMA is involved in.  Here, you can learn more about what we are doing in your community. You can also follow us on Twitter and look for the hashtag #FEMAIYC.

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Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation

Potential impacts to the environment and cultural resources must be considered when a community applies for FEMA funding through Public AssistanceHazard Mitigation Assistance and Preparedness Grants.

Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP)

Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) is a national FEMA program that works with states, tribes, territories and local communities to evaluate and better understand their current flood risk, as well as the actions that can be taken to mitigate and become more resilient against future risk.

Publications

FEMA Region 8 has developed a number of documents to provide useful information to the public on topics such as hazard mitigation and emergency preparedness. The region also creates reports and studies following major disaster events. 

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NFIP Flood Mapping Projects

FEMA works with communities throughout Region 8 to update and improve flood maps to provide the best flood risk information available. This allows communities and individuals to make informed decisions regarding where and how to build in a way that protects lives and property.

One of the final steps in the mapping process is a release of preliminary maps for all in the community to review.  With this release, there is a 90-day appeal period, during which community members can appeal flood hazard information that they believe is in error.

Appeal packages must be submitted during the 90-day appeal period. Appeals must have supporting scientific or engineering data that show the information on the preliminary maps to be incorrect.

Visit FloodMaps for further details on the process.

Preliminary mapping also may be viewed on FEMA’s Map Service Center.

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View 90-day appeal periods for Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.

FEMA ArtWorks Program

The FEMA ArtWorks program is designed to raise risk awareness and start dialogues on the need and value of flood mitigation. The program does this through partnerships between FEMA, artists, and local communities. The partners share the goal of communicating the importance of mitigation to reduce risk by using information people can relate to in a personal way.

Community Forms

The first project completed under the FEMA ArtWorks banner supported by Region 8, Community Forms is an art installation that serves as both a community gathering space and a means to redirect stormwater.

View Community Forms Fact Sheet

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Leadership

Nancy Dragani

Nancy Dragani
Regional Administrator

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Katherine Fox

Katherine Fox
Deputy Regional Administrator

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Regional News and Information

鹽湖城–在麥格納地震震撼了鹽湖縣和戴維斯縣之後的六個月,聯邦機構提供了超過220萬美元的貸款和贈款,以幫助猶他州人從3月18日的災難及其餘波中復原。

FEMA已通過其“個人和家庭計劃”(IHP)批准了超過664,000美元的資金,其中大部分將用於住房援助,以幫助受地震影響的房主進行維修或尋找臨時居住地。 

此外,美國小型企業管理局(SBA)已批准為猶他州的企業,私人非營利組織,房主和房客提供160萬美元的低息災難貸款。 

illustration of page of paper 新闻发布 | 三月 18, 2021

鹽湖城 – 默里學區公共資訊官佩里(Doug Perry)說:「地震隨時都可能發生。」「不幸的是,麥格納地震 [3月18日] 發生於大疫情期間。不必擔心我們學校的樓房 - 它們得以倖存並仍然功能齊全 - 對我們學區而言是一種巨大的安慰。」

這是因為默里學區在大約十年前就決定透過實施一項費時多年的改造計劃,使其校園的所有建築物都達到當時有效的防震安全標準,以減輕未來的地震和其他自然災害的影響。

對某些觀察者來說,這在當時似乎並不是必要的舉措。自上一次發生於沃薩奇鋒線的重大地震以來已經過去了相當長的時間,當時有些人認為並沒有太大的威脅。

illustration of page of paper 新闻发布 | 三月 18, 2021

鹽湖城 – 野火季節再次肆虐,整個西部地區都在受到衝擊。一旦大火熄滅,人們和社區在面臨著另一種威脅 - 洪災。 

野火將地面燒得焦黑,因而無法吸收水分。這給未來幾年都帶來了發生山洪氾濫的可能性,即使在過去很少遭受洪水侵襲的地區也是如此。有時,這些山洪會捎帶著灰燼和大塊的碎片,變成具有極高破壞力的泥漿流。

洪水是美國最常見、造成最大經濟損失的自然災害。在中等大小的房屋中,僅一英寸的積水就能造成25,000美元的損失。但是,與許多損壞原因不同的是,房主的保險政策通常不會涵蓋洪災和泥石流。在未承保的情況下,洪災損失可能會將您一生的積蓄吞噬殆盡。

illustration of page of paper 新闻发布 | 三月 18, 2021

鹽湖城 – 西部大火不斷,猶他州的房主請務必意識到,防禦性空間是保護房屋免遭野火損害的最具成本效益的方法之一。甚至您自己就可以完成大部分工作。

防禦性空間是指房屋或其他建築物周圍的區域,在該區域中容易引起火災的植物、碎片和其他物品已經過處理、清除或減少,來減緩火勢在建築物之間的蔓延。

有關本地植物、天氣和地形的資訊被用來確定您所居住地區是何種「火災嚴重程度區域」。此類資訊有助於確定最有效的設計來保護您的空間。

illustration of page of paper 新闻发布 | 三月 18, 2021

鹽湖城 – 9月8日(星期二)是猶他州居民就3月18日至4月17日期間的麥格納地震和余震造成的破壞註冊申請聯邦救災援助的截止日期。

illustration of page of paper 新闻发布 | 三月 18, 2021